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The Tmax-Stealth-Design Study

Tmax Multi-Functional Engine Enclosure embodying „stealth-design“ principles

Stealth-Design: a blend of styles is given up in favor of a more aggressive appearance, expressing dynamism, maneuverability and speed.

Tmax Multi-Functional Engine Enclosure embodying „stealth-design“ principles

The dynamic appearance of Stealth-Design attracts individuals and boat owners who want something different, as well as complementing the general aura associated with sport boats.

Tmax Multi-Functional Engine Enclosure embodying „stealth-design“ principles

Stealth-design is transferable to all 100% SOLAS-conforming Tmax-Insulation Enclosures.

Alongside the safety aspect that is inherent in our products, the question of design has a particular importance. Design doesn’t just mean a good appearance, it can reflect brand image and convey innovation, capability and quality, and with it a clear competitive advantage for our customers. In our internal design studio we are constantly working to maximize the impact of the appearance of our products.

The Tmax-Design Study for an Engine Enclosure embodying „stealth-design“ principles reflects our fascination and capability in this area.

What is Stealth Design?

Stealth-Design is a design style conveying above all dynamism, maneuverability and speed. The surface of an object is dominated by large surface areas with 2D triangular features, and the norm of elegant lines and a stylistic harmony are deliberately avoided. Spectacular reflections can be seen under changing light conditions.

Influence on Product Design

The creative difference in this style has also impressed product designers who, after several years, have taken up the extravagant, expressionist nature of the style. Combined with the use of different materials like Kevlar, anodized sheets, etc., the so-called „Stealth-Design-Trend“ has emerged.

The advantages of High-Temperature Insulations in Stealth-Design

The Tmax-Design Study for an Engine Enclosure in Stealth-Design offers several advantages.

  • The dynamic appearance attracts individuals and boat owners who want something different, as well as complementing the general aura associated with sports boats.
  • Additional styling features are possible by using different surface finishes. Sheet components can be supplied with a brushed matt surface or combined with a highly polished finish, meaning that the enclosure can be easily made to meet individual preferences.
  • Thermamax uses neatly profiled corrugations and flat recesses and raised points in the manufacture of the sheet material, and this in turn increases the stiffness of the enclosure. This saves the use of additional material and ensures minimum weight. Combining these design elements with the stealth-design gives an even finer, more delicate structure, guaranteed to attract attention.
  • Stealth-Design is usable/transferable with all 100 % SOLAS-conforming Tmax-Insulation Enclosures.

We give ideas space to develop

The design study concept and realization is 100 % Thermamax, again underlining our know-how and vertical integration. Advances of this nature are only possible when unconventional ideas can be conceived, pursued, and realized in the right environment. Precisely the right conditions exist in our internal inter-disciplinary think tank „tBrain“. This is the nerve center representing all departments including Design, Thermodynamics, Technology, Research & Development, and Business Development. In addition, in Thermamax’s own design studio, high-performance, high-temperature insulations can be visually transformed.

This year, the development of the „Stealth-Design“ concept marks a further step with products that represent tailor-made solutions for our customers. If we can do that in unusual ways then that’s all the more exciting for us.

 

Origin

Just as exciting is the origin of this design concept. In the early ‘80s there were attempts to make aircraft invisible to radar. This was achieved using angular design features that radar waves could only intermittently reflect and therefore gave enemy radar no fixed point of attack. So it was in the summer of 1981, when the F117 Nighthawk first rolled down the runway, there were concerns that the peculiar device, that contradicted so many principles of aerodynamics, could actually take off. It was the first product in volume production to use consistent application of camouflage-technology. Of course many camouflage-technology aircraft and ships would follow.

Source: www.upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/F-117_Nighthawk_Front.jpg/1280px-F-117_Nighthawk_Front.jpg, www.nauticexpo.de/prod/lomocean-design/product-33511-324224.html, www.thesnapassembly.com/art/design-stealth-boat-by-zaha-hadid